Employment among Social Security Disability Program Beneficiaries, 1996–2007

by Arif Mamun, Paul O'Leary, David C. Wittenburg, and Jesse Gregory
Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 71 No. 3, 2011
Table equivalent for Chart 2. Comparison of 2007 employment rates of Social Security disability beneficiaries with employment rates of people with and without disabilities, as measured in the American Community Survey
State Employment rate (percent)
Social Security Beneficiaries People with disabilities (survey) People without disabilities (survey)
West Virginia 7.0 26.7 76.3
Kentucky 7.9 30.6 79.3
Mississippi 7.9 30.3 77.3
Alabama 9.1 31.4 79.5
Tennessee 9.1 32.3 79.9
Arkansas 9.9 31.7 79.0
South Carolina 10.3 30.0 79.3
Georgia 10.6 34.3 79.2
California 10.7 36.7 77.3
New York 10.7 33.9 78.6
Louisiana 10.9 33.3 77.3
Hawaii 11.0 43.4 80.0
Oklahoma 11.3 37.7 80.4
North Carolina 11.5 35.6 80.5
Texas 11.7 38.6 78.5
Florida 12.0 37.4 78.9
New Mexico 12.1 38.5 77.3
Ohio 12.4 35.9 80.5
Rhode Island 12.4 37.7 82.4
Indiana 12.7 37.1 80.8
New Jersey 12.7 36.8 79.8
Michigan 12.8 31.4 76.7
Oregon 12.8 40.8 79.5
Pennsylvania 12.8 35.1 81.2
Virginia 12.9 37.5 82.3
Alaska 13.0 47.2 80.4
Maine 13.1 38.6 83.3
Washington 13.1 40.8 80.6
Illionois 13.2 39.1 79.3
Missouri 13.7 37.6 81.4
Nevada 13.7 40.3 79.7
District of Columbia 13.8 33.2 80.7
Massachusetts 14.8 36.3 82.3
Maryland 15.1 42.5 82.5
Indiana 15.6 41.2 80.2
Colorado 15.7 44.7 81.8
Arizona 15.8 35.3 77.3
Kansas 16.2 43.7 83.6
Montana 16.2 42.3 80.6
Connecticut 16.9 42.3 82.2
Delaware 17.3 35.7 79.8
Nebraska 17.4 47.9 86.1
Wisconsin 17.6 43.4 83.6
New Hampshire 18.0 43.8 84.7
Utah 18.6 49.8 80.9
Vermont 18.7 46.7 85.4
Iowa 20.1 47.4 85.2
South Dakota 20.6 47.4 86.2
Wyoming 20.9 49.7 86.0
Minnesota 22.0 46.2 84.2
North Dakota 22.9 54.5 85.8
 
Table equivalent for Chart 3. Trends in national-level employment rates among Social Security disability beneficiaries, 1996–2007
Year All beneficiaries DI-only SSI-only Concurrent US unemployment rate
1996 11.9 14.1 9.4 9.2 5.4
1997 12.0 14.2 9.6 8.8 4.9
1998 12.4 14.6 10.0 8.9 4.5
1999 12.6 14.8 10.2 9.0 4.2
2000 13.1 15.7 10.1 8.7 4.0
2001 12.3 15.2 8.8 7.8 4.8
2002 11.7 14.7 7.7 7.4 5.9
2003 11.2 14.5 6.8 6.9 5.8
2004 11.3 14.4 6.8 7.2 5.8
2005 11.5 14.4 7.1 7.6 4.2
2006 11.9 14.8 7.4 7.8 4.6
2007 12.1 15.0 7.6 8.0 4.6
 
Table equivalent for Chart 4. State changes in Social Security disability beneficiary employment and changes in unemployment rates from 2000 to 2004
State Change from 2000 to 2004
State unemployment rate Beneficiary employment rate
Alabama 0.9 -0.8
Alaska 1.2 -1.1
Arizona 1.0 -1.5
Arkansas 1.4 -1.1
California 1.3 -1.4
Colorado 2.9 -3.9
Connecticut 2.6 -1.5
Delaware 0.6 -2.9
District of Columbia 1.8 -2.3
Florida 0.9 -1.0
Georgia 1.2 -1.4
Hawaii -0.8 0.3
Idaho 0.0 -2.3
Illinois 1.7 -2.1
Indiana 2.4 -2.7
Iowa 1.8 -2.8
Kansas 1.7 -2.4
Kentucky 1.4 -1.0
Louisiana 0.5 -0.8
Maine 1.3 -0.9
Maryland 0.7 -1.8
Massachusetts 2.5 -2.4
Michigan 3.4 -3.9
Minnesota 1.5 -2.7
Mississippi 0.6 -1.0
Missouri 2.5 -2.2
Montana -0.8 -0.5
Nebraska 1.1 -3.0
Nevada -0.1 -1.5
New Hampshire 1.2 -2.1
New Jersey 1.2 -1.2
New Mexico 0.8 -0.6
New York 1.3 -0.9
North Carolina 1.8 -1.7
North Dakota 0.6 0.5
Ohio 2.1 -3.3
Oklahoma 1.9 -1.4
Oregon 2.2 -2.1
Pennsylvania 1.2 -0.7
Rhode Island 1.0 -1.7
South Carolina 3.2 -2.0
South Dakota 1.0 -0.9
Tennessee 1.4 -1.7
Texas 1.6 -1.6
Utah 1.7 -2.8
Vermont 1.0 -0.3
Virginia 1.4 -1.0
Washington 1.2 -2.9
West Virginia -0.2 0.0
Wisconsin 1.6 -2.5
Wyoming 0.1 -0.1